Photo Editor Icons

Early this year we launched the Canva Photo Editor–a standalone website for anyone to make quick edits to their photos for free. My role in the project was to design the icons for each of the editing options and a few small pieces of the UI like the loading indicator and the dowload dialog.

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Canva Photo Editor

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Photo Editor Icons

Many of the icons I had done before this were either for a particular task only needing one or two icons. Designing this set however was monumentally more difficult. Editing icons like these have all been done hundreds if not thousands of times before, so I had a lot of references to pull from. However, trying to design editing icons which matched our style as well being intuitive, memorable and different enough from each other was a challenging task.

While I'm proud of the final outcome I'd like to revisit them at some stage for some small touch ups.